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          Call for Papers and Symposia

              SLLS International Conference

     Lives in Translation: Life Course Research and Social Policies

Lausanne, Switzerland

9 - 11 October 2014

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SLLS Individual and Corporate Membership

The Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies is an international learned society with a multi-disciplinary nature, bringing together members who have a shared interest in longitudinal and life course research. SLLS was established in 2009 and has over 400 members worldwide.

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The Cohort Network

SLLS is proud to host an email discussion group for people working in and on longitudinal studies. It aims to build on links made under the EUCCONET (European Child Cohort Network) whose funding for co-ordination and communication between child cohorts ended in 2013. That venture brought together researchers across the behavioural, developmental, and health and statistical sciences, and the professional data, survey and communications managers who are also an important part of the interdisciplinary teams who create and run these studies. Key objectives of the network are the maintenance and continuation of existing studies and the facilitation of the development of new ones at local or national level, even if the aspiration for a pan-European cohort seems unrealistic.

Eucconet covered child cohort studies beyond, as well as in, Europe. SLLS has proposed to extend this community to people working on older cohorts and panel studies, where there are also many common interests.

Founder members of the network, who met during the SLLS meeting in  Amsterdam, September 2013, joined a group for exchange of information on issues of mutual interest. Such information might concern opportunities for funding data collection, collaborative research, staff and student recruitment, forthcoming events, relevant publications, developments in methodology or data harmonization.  Members of the list are circulated by one the list managers, and may submit to the managers material they would like to circulate. The managers are Cat Westlake, Elise de la Rochebrochard and Heather Joshi.

Anyone who would like to take part in the SLLS cohort studies network is invited to contact one of these managers. Anyone who has already joined is reminded to use the facility to circulate items of interest. Unfortunately, since there is no explicit funding for this ‘Networking on a Shoestring’, membership of the network is confined to people who are members of SLLS, either individually, or part of a corporate subscription. Please note that SLLS membership brings a number of other benefits including: free, open access to read and publish in our peer reviewed journal, Longitudinal & Life Course Studies, a regular newsletter of global news and events in longitudinal and life course research, and substantially reduced fees for attendance at the Society’s annual conference. Corporate subscriptions for research teams are available.